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09/01/11

All New Releases - Now In Stock

Artist:
Title:
Leo's Rising
Release Date: 6/12/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B35) $35.98 

Some psych, rock, blues, Texas soul from Dallas, TX. This is the first full length album from Atlantis Aquarius. The entire gatefold cover art was done by Dawn Aquarius from Los Angeles, CA.

Artist:
Title:
Leo's Rising
Release Date: 6/12/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B14) $14.98 

Some psych, rock, blues, Texas soul from Dallas, TX. This is the first full length album from Atlantis Aquarius. The entire digipack cover art was done by Dawn Aquarius from Los Angeles, CA.

Artist:
Title:
The Cathedral
Release Date: 6/12/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B14) $14.98 

Los Angeles based band Brass Box is creating a fresh brand of noisy shoegaze that is equally atmospheric as it is melodic - a sound that immediately casts listeners into a sea of velvet and thorns annexed by an indomitable wave of swirling guitars and guitarist Neil Popkin (War Tapes, Rituals), guitarist Matt Bennett (War Tapes), and drummer Pablo Amador (Rituals, Magic Wands). Their first EP 'Ivory Skies' from 2016 was met with critical success from notable critics, with Buzzbands.LA calling its compositions "a proper sound bath in both melody and noise," and DoLA describing their uniquely goth pop as "drenched in macabre imagery and poetic goth themes." With the upcoming release of their debut LP & CD 'The Cathedral' the band will solidify their spot as one of LA's finest purveyors of a genre they define as dream goth.

Artist:
Title:
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Release Date: 11/14/2018
Format: LP
List Price: (B22) $22.98 

here are too many bands, too many records, and too much crap out there. So where is the real stuff? It's right here, the real fucking deal!

Artist:
Title:
The Bellwether Ep
Release Date: 6/12/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B10) $10.98 

So-Cal punk legends Channel 3 return with this homage to their Posh Boy punk past. It's punk, it's rock, it's pop and it rips, brand new recordings including a cover of the Plimsouls "How Long Will It Take? and a small hit punk-strumental track Mendiolas 1983. FFO: PoshBoy Records. So-Cal punk, Classic Punk, Agent Orange, TSOL, Stiff Little Fingers.

Artist:
Title:
Mercy
Release Date: 12/12/2018
Format: LP
List Price: (B26) $26.98 

The Cocky Bitches out of Austin, Tx are a Heavy, Psychedelic Rock band with Blues inspired Punk vocals. Made up of Butthole Surfers guitarist/producer Paul Leary and hard hitting Cold drummer Sam McCandless with powerful vocals from Punk siren The Baroness.

Artist:
Title:
As Above - So Below
Release Date: 5/8/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B18) $18.98 

This 2019 CD Retroarchives Edition reissue features all new artwork that reflects singer, Jimmy Brown's original vision for the original release but was never accomplished. The mastering of the reissue is the same as the original 2007 release. Musically, this 13th album represents a unilateral step forward in the heavy music genre; few groups have ever blended epic thrash / speed metal with the elegance and beauty of progressive metal (later period Deliverance) with such devastating skill and brutality.

Artist:
Title:
Hear What I Say
Release Date: 5/8/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B18) $18.98 

You get a Maiden cover "Where Eagles Dare" and a German version of "Detox," and for the 2019 Retroactive Records re-release you get an exclusive bonus track, "Spieluhr" which is a Rammstein cover. The re-release is packaged in a 4 panel jewel case, and is the same mastering as the original release, except for the bonus track. Deliverance was the first Christian extreme metal band to really enjoy success back in the day and the longevity they've enjoyed is a testament to both the quality and integrity of the music and the musicians who have participated in the band over all these years.

Artist:
Title:
Assimilation
Release Date: 5/8/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B18) $18.98 

Music critic Angelic Warlord, called Assimilation "the most musically consistent effort from the band since its critically acclaimed 1993 work Learn." Tracks such as "The Circle" and "Save Me From." will pull you in with their technical prowess, while "Assimilation" and "Between 2 Worlds" give rise to a resounding heaviness. "The Limitless Light" and "Impressions," on the other hand, bring chorus hooks of a gripping capacity. Assimilation finds founding member Jimmy P. Brown II in top form with his doom-like and low-key David Bowie meets Geoff Tate (Queensryche) lead vocal abilities. 2019 reissue.

Artist:
Title:
With Right To Bare Limbs (plus Bonus Tracks)
Release Date: 6/12/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B15) $15.98 

Oi! Ska, UK street punk sound, heavily influenced by Rancid, Dropkick Murphys and The Clash, direct from Sweden. Combines their first demo album plus 4 bonus tracks ("The Lost Tapes").

Artist:
Title:
The Lifestyles Of The Drugged And Homeless
Release Date: 11/14/2018
Format: LP
List Price: (B22) $22.98 

The Lifestyles of the Drugged and Homeless is another exploration of the kind of demented psych punk that seems to flourish in the band's hometown of Austin.

Artist:
Title:
Can Kill You
Release Date: 11/14/2018
Format: LP
List Price: (B22) $22.98 

Originally released in 1994 on Frank Kozik's Man's Ruin record label, Fuckemos' Can Kill You takes you on a trip to the birthplace of psychedelic punk, Austin, Texas.

Artist:
Title:
The Hawkmen
Release Date: 6/12/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B23) $23.98 

The album blends rockabilly, R&B, country and northern soul influences, resulting in an authentic and original sound unique on the current live scene. Outstanding female vocals from Scarlett Fagan and a band deeply rooted in its genres have created something that sits effortlessly in any era from the 1950's until the present day. The highly-anticipated debut album was produced by Scott Milsom (Coffin Nails and Skinny Lister, Xtra Mile Recordings) and mixed by Ali Chant (KT Tunstall, Seasick Steve, PJ Harvey). Musical contributions from Portishead and Radiohead drummer Clive Deamer put the seal on a product that oozes class and quality, capturing the vibe that makes them such a captivating live act.

Artist:
Title:
X
Release Date: 6/12/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B23) $23.98 

Boston-based HEY ZEUS' album "X" continues the mission of the band: to save your soul with Rock and Roll! With elements of both classic and modern, gripping songs and just enough punk attitude to let you know when it's time to screw off, their stage presence and songwriting tap into something essential and primal about heavy rock and roll and leave tired crowds begging for more. With their lethal live shows and deep roots in Boston Rock, HEY ZEUS' debut will deliver a high-energy approach and must-have for any heavy rock fan! Recommended if you like: DEEP PURPLE, NAZARETH, BLUE OYSTER CULT.

Artist:
Title:
A New Horizon
Release Date: 6/12/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B23) $23.98 

In 2014 KOMATSU went on tour with none other than John Garcia (Vista Chino, ex-Kyuss, Hermano, Unida, Slo Burn) and played 32 shows in 13 European countries. In the summer of 2015 Komatsu recorded their second full-length album ecipe for Murder One' and toured Europe again with Nick Oliveri's Mondo Generator. After playing 85 shows in France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, England, The Netherlands, Brazil and Austria in support of the album ecipe for Murder One', KOMATSU entered The Void Studio with producer Pieter Kloos in January 2018 to record their brand new album 'A New Horizon'.

Artist:
Title:
Italian Folk Songs From Abruzzo 1927-1930
Release Date: 6/21/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A14) $14.98 

CD reissue of the great Italian folk duo. Comes with rich notes and photos of the couple as well. Pasquale and Clara Sciascia immigrated to the U.S. from the Abruzzo region of Italy, settling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From 1927 to 1933 they recorded 44 songs for the Victor, Columbia and Brunswick record companies. The Sciascias were the first to record a number of Italian and Abruzzese folk songs, 14 of which are reissued here for the first time in 90 years. The songs feature wonderful duet singing and exquisite string band accompaniment. Also included are notes on the couple and their music, photos, and the transcribed and translated lyrics. Includes 20 page booklet.

Artist:
Title:
Anthill
Release Date: 11/14/2018
Format: LP
List Price: (B22) $22.98 

Gilbert, Arizona's up and coming three-piece wunderkinds! The Linecutters play a killer punk style with tinges of ska and metal weaving their way into the blend of early 80s and new school hardcore sound.

Artist:
Title:
Highway Dancer
Release Date: 11/14/2018
Format: LP
List Price: (B27) $27.98 

Growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, Love credits his childhood isolation for leading him to music-the basement bands, local gigs, and early recordings that followed giving him what he needed to make his move. "I decided music would be the way I would see the world," Love explains. "To this day it has taken me places I would have never gone otherwise."

Artist:
Title:
Highway Dancer
Release Date: 6/12/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B15) $15.98 

Growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, Love credits his childhood isolation for leading him to music-the basement bands, local gigs, and early recordings that followed giving him what he needed to make his move. "I decided music would be the way I would see the world," Love explains. "To this day it has taken me places I would have never gone otherwise." There was a move to Europe at 18, a couple of years in LA, and a few more spent everywhere else you can think of-with Love developing his particular mix of lo-fi indie and darkly, atmospheric pop along the way.

Artist:
Title:
A Very Snug Joiner
Release Date: 6/21/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B14) $14.98 

First ever release for this previously unknown late '60s/ early '70s acetate, rescued from a thrift store in Chicago. Damaged heavy blooz-psych in the vein of Blue Cheer, Majic Ship, Mount Rushmore, Houston Fearless, Apryl Fool, Sweet Slag, Mutzie, Aum, Screw, or a wasted teenage Canned Heat. In these digital and interconnected times, it's very rare to find an album from the 60s-70s which hasn't been documented or "discovered" yet. That's the case with a mysterious demo LP titled "A Very Snug Joiner" by a band called Mad Timothy. In words of Steve Krakow (of Plastic Crimewave / Galactic Zoo): "A friend of mine found this no-jacket LP at a thrift shop, and there is ZERO information on them. No one knows anything and I've spoken to many collectors. Very cool sludgy Blue Cheer/Majic Ship/Mount Rushmore kind of vibe with a few folkier tracks. It's all pretty charmingly primitive. I think people would want to hear this!"

Artist:
Title:
The Max Roach Trio Featuring The Legendary Hasaan
Release Date: 6/21/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

Hardly any other musician has released so little as Hasaan Ibn Ali, born William Henry Langford Jr., in 1931, who died in 1980. Just seven titles in all are his complete output, all of which he composed himself, all of them on the present Atlantic LP, and all recorded in December 1964. The saxophonist Odean Pope, who often practised with him, talks of a second recording session in 1965 for Atlantic, but the recordings were never released because Hasaan was sent to jail shortly afterwards; rumour has it that the tapes were destroyed in a fire – and it might well be that recordings with John Coltrane still exist somewhere or other. Until then, one should enjoy the Max Roach Trio with Art Davis on the bass to the full. We have here a recording that will astound and fascinate your ears with its originality. A first impression conjures up reminiscences of Cecil Taylor and Herbie Nichols, while Hasaan himself talks of the pianist Elmo Hope as the man who brought him closer to the 'mystery of music'. When asked how the recording session with maestro Max Roach went, Hasaan said: »They scared me to death. According to Odean Pope, Hasaan was not an easy person to get on with, and he was convinced of his talent to the point of arrogance. But despite this – or perhaps because of this – one listens spellbound to the 40 minutes on this LP, a legacy and never-fulfilled promise of an extremely talented man. We are indebted to Max Roach, who persuaded the bosses of Atlantic Records to make these recordings. For many, many years they had vanished from the record market, but fortunately they are now available as an audiophile re-release to be listened to and admired. Recording: December 1964 in New York by Tom Dowd Production: Arif Mardin

Artist:
Title:
Oh Blessed Freak Show
Release Date: 11/14/2018
Format: LP
List Price: (B26) $26.98 

Turn it up, get down, and bliss out to the cerebral sounds of genius.

Artist:
Title:
The Reapers
Release Date: 5/8/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B18) $18.98 

Perpetual Paranoia is Dale Thompson, best known as the frontman of legendary Christian metal band, Bride and The World Will Burn and the Brazilian, Tiago James de Souza, an extraordinary musician best known as the guitarist of Bay Area, California thrash metal band, Hand Of Fire! With Perpetual Paranoia the band is unleashing pure metal mayhem! Perpetual Paranoia utilizes double-bass to hammer home an album filled with progressive, passionate moments that keep the listener on the edge of the seat with a growing anticipation that is ultimately fulfilled.

Artist:
Title:
Too Much Information
Release Date: 5/8/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B32) $32.98 

NOW CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SKA PUNK PARTY MAYHEM! The Planet Smashers have somehow managed to survive a quarter century of worldwide touring, non-stop partying and extremely questionable life decisions. An absolute staple in the Canadian music scene, The Smashers have been slinging their two-toney, punky, new wavee party ska to the four corners of the earth with an unapologetic middle finger raised on one hand and a double mai-tai cocktail firmly gripped in the other. Too Much Information is The Planet Smashers' ninth full-length album and adds another illustrious set of bangers to their 25 year legacy of unbelievably addictive songwriting and defiant debauchery. These fourteen songs run through a diverse collection of themes ranging from the culture of over-sharing (Too Much Information) to being obsessed by love (Can't Stop) to eating far too much ice-cream (Brain Freeze) to that one time a couple years back when Matt Smasher broke his neck in four places after a show in Sherbrooke (Break My Neck A Love Song). One thing's for damn sure, you just can't keep a good band down. For fans of: The Specials, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Interrupters, Reel Big Fish

Artist:
Title:
Far From Earth
Release Date: 6/12/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B15) $15.98 

Australian four-piece Stonefield release Far From Earth, their third studio album on CD finally! And a veritable psych-prog gem it is, on Flightless Records (King Gizzard's label). Far From Earth is the latest addition to an extensive catalogue that the Findlay sisters have been officially releasing since 2010, but a catalogue they have been building since the days when they were only as tall as the strange stone formations that surround their hometown in Australia's rural south-east. For over a decade, the band have seemingly existed within their own stellar nebula; unaffected by fleeting modern musical trends, their sound is a homage to the prog, metal and psych powerhouses of the 70s whilst remaining completely their own.

Artist:
Title:
Betting On Forgetting
Release Date: 12/12/2018
Format: LP
List Price: (B31) $31.98 

Stoner Rock, Desert Rock, Psycodelic Rock, Riff Rock, Avant Garde...... whatever you want to call it, in the end there are only two types of music......good and bad.


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